It is difficult to oppose ARAKAN QUEST here, with a rating of 116. He should improve from his Bellewstown defeat and better ground today should suit.
Different Spot ran well in a better race than this at Galway last time and is a danger, while the best of the Gordon Elliott pair looks to be the newcomer Call Me Lyreen. Sani Pass can bounce back from last time and go well.
Very little between the two principals, MASTER ARTIST and Grange Walk, with narrow preference for the former, who is rated 3lb superior to his main rival and has important course form.
Lady Rocco and Dare To Flare also have placed course form, so both pose significant threats.
Having got off the mark over course and distance in July, GONE RACING has twice run with credit over further, but dropping back to this trip will suit better, so he is the pick.
Several of these have a squeak, including Clody Valley, Floating Around and Aunty Audrey.
Though he has been hit with an 8lb rise for his Wexford win, REBEL WALTZ looked an improved horse that day and, encountering a sound surface again today, can follow up.
Hello Pilgrim, Yaiza and Elegant Dan can give him most to do.
The two recent chase winners, Tiantu and ALICE JOHNSTON are of most interest. The former has won here before but is dropping down in trip today, so preference is for the latter.
She scored over C&D a month ago in first-time cheekpieces, beating American Image, Jack Holiday and Mr Jacaranda. She can defy a higher mark.
Sizing Joshua will appreciate this ground.
Bal De Rio was the pick of these over hurdles and gave a good account on his only course visit which counts for plenty around here.
However, RAN RITE was not that much inferior to him as a hurdler and the experience he picked up when fourth over C&D on his sole start over fences so far behind Waitnsee, tips the vote in his favour.
The Echo Boy and Champagne Beauty could be the pick of the remainder.
Always a man to follow in these events, Gordon Elliott supplies the most likely winner in the shape of CLASS BISHOP LADY (NAP).
A highly promising third behind a more experienced winner, and a well-backed second, she won’t need to have improved a whole lot to lay down an early marker in her career here.
Lily Light Foot, Negroni and Chenery look the main dangers.
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